Coping Skill – Top 10 Books

The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.”

-Mark Twain (Tom Sawyer)


With so many information options available today, It makes perfect sense that we “feed our minds”  when there is  so much positive direction is available to us, we just need to take a few peaceful moments, find a comfortable chain and sit down with an open mind. Here are my suggestions to get you started and remember, read once and use Chat GPT can help you summarise the key points.


Mental Health Specific Top 10 Books:

  1. “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath – A semi-autobiographical novel about a young woman’s struggle with depression.
  2. “The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression” by Andrew Solomon – A comprehensive examination of depression, its causes, and its treatments.
  3. “An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness” by Kay Redfield Jamison – A personal account of a woman’s experience with bipolar disorder.
  4. “Reasons to Stay Alive” by Matt Haig – A memoir about the author’s struggle with depression and how he found reasons to keep living.
  5. “Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness” by William Styron – A personal account of the author’s struggle with depression.
  6. “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel van der Kolk – A book about the effects of trauma on the body and how to heal from it.
  7. “Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions” by Johann Hari – A book that explores the root causes of depression and offers new solutions for healing.
  8. “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment” by Eckhart Tolle – A self-help book that offers practical advice for living in the present moment and reducing anxiety.
  9. “First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety” by Sarah Wilson – A book about the author’s experience with anxiety and how she learned to manage it.
  10. “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” by David D. Burns – A self-help book that provides practical strategies for managing depression and anxiety.


Anxiety Specific Top 10 Books:-

1.”The Anxiety Solution” by Chloe Brotheridge

2. “The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens” by Jennifer Shannon

3. “The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety” by John P. Forsyth and Georg H. Eifert

4. “The Anxiety Toolkit” by Alice Boyes

5. “The Anxiety Cure” by Archibald Hart

6. “Anxiety: Panicking about Panic” by Reid Wilson

7.  “The Anxiety Survival Guide for Women: CBT Skills to Soothe the Symptoms and Reclaim Your Life” by Dr. Elizabeth DuPont Spencer

8. “The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: CBT Skills to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worry” by Lisa Schab

9. “The Anxiety-Free Child: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Carers” by Dr. Bonnie Zucker

10. “Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness” by Gillian Butler







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